Pelvic Floor Support and Education
Yoga teaches us to listen to our bodies, but most of us can't "hear" the pelvic floor until it is screaming at us. It's culturally accepted that incontinence when sneezing or coughing is just a normal part of pregnancy and our post-childbirth bodies, or brought on by simply aging.
It's common, but it's not normal!
If your pelvic floor isn’t what it used to be or you’re living with pelvic discomforts like prolapse or pain during sex or exercise, it's next to impossible to ignore. But seeing a doctor for these issues can be frustrating. Your doctor may downplay your physical and emotional distress, say you need to accept it or offer unnecessary surgery. And insurance rarely covers physical therapy or other forms of non-invasive treatment, even with a doctor’s referral.
What is not widely known is that modern lifestyle may be a huge contributing factor in a weak pelvic floor. Changing the way you sit, stand, and move (or rather, don't move) can have a huge impact on the stability of your core.
Core-focused yoga practice can build your body and breath awareness to support the process of self-healing. Which class is right for you? A great place to learn the basics is Jeanna’s 2-hour Pelvic Floor Workshop. If you would like to practice with your baby or toddler in tow, Mom & Baby Yoga on Tuesdays offers a core-focused practice alongside your Little One. Her Functional Flow classes, open to to everyone (all genders, beginners or intermediate practitioners, any aged adult) are based on a philosophy of core-stabilizing movement.
Jeanna's classes offer education to help women have an understanding of how their core and pelvic floor work. For those needing more attention, private sessions are available.
She has completed the 20-hour Pelvic Floor Yoga (TM) teacher training with Leslie Howard (twice!) and is informed by the work of biomechanist Katy Bowman and Spinning Babies (r) Founder Gail Tully. She frequently consults with Tanya Goodrich, PT and Yelena Kolodji, CNM, and spends countless hours examining pelvic floor research. While Jeanna is not a medical practitioner, she can help you to become better educated about your pelvic floor and core so you have the tools to heal yourself and to know when a medical approach is the best option.